Hardback A Small Silence / Jumoke Verissimo.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1911115790 9781911115793 :
Ex-convict, activist, retired academic and subject of urban legend Prof finds his self-avowed isolation tested by a final year student and orphan named Desire. Verissimo is also an award-winning poet. Prof is an ex-prisoner, activist and retired academic, who resolves to live a life of darkness after his release from prison. He holes up in his apartment, pushing away friends and family, and embraces his status as an urban legend in the neighbourhood until a knock at the door shakes his existence. His visitor is Desire, an orphan and final year student, who has grown up idolising Prof, following a fateful encounter in her hometown of Maroko, Nigeria as a child. Tentatively, the two begin to form a bond, as she returns every night at 9pm to see him. However, the darkness of the room becomes a steady torment, that threatens to drive Desire away for good. A Small Silence is a layered and beautiful exploration of trauma and its aftermath, and a testament to the enduring power of human co
288 pages ; 22 cm